The bank’s presence in Africa will provide various banking and advisory services to Egyptian companies that aim to invest in the African market to enhance import and export between the various countries of the continent, which in turn is reflected on the Egyptian economy and national product.
Aboul Fotouh added that the bank owns a network of branches and foreign representative offices, represented in two branches in China and the US, and three representative offices in Ethiopia, South Africa, and the UAE.
This is in addition to two affiliated institutions in the UK and Sudan and a network of correspondents in more than 80 countries around the world.
Aboul Fotouh stressed that the external expansion of the bank’s network of branches and institutions reflects the confidence and credibility that various financial institutions have in the bank, pointing out that the NBE always seeks to seize opportunities in promising markets, especially in Africa and the Arab region.
With that, it aims to gain a new base of customers and meet and support the needs of thousands of Egyptians working in these markets.
This will contribute to supporting their remittances in addition to deepening cooperation between the countries of the continent and exchanging different experiences in the two banking sectors.
Recently, the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) subscribed to increase the capital of the African Export and Import Bank (Afrexim Bank) with a value of US$326.6 million, paying the required 40% at a value of US$130.6 million.
This comes after Afrexim Bank invited shareholders to participate in increasing its issued capital by US$6.5 billion, of which it is currently paying 40% at a value of US$2.6 billion.